Saturday, June 4, 2011

This is why I do this

I started out doing this because I have no money and wanted a hutch in my new kitchen in my new house [the new kitchen in the new house being one of the main reasons for the no money thing].

Then another 'want' started needling away at my brain.  I used to work a pretty cool sales job that offered a great salary and awesome bonuses.   Alas to do that job now I would never see my kid so I can not go back to it if I want the balance of home/life I have come to enjoy so much.  But I really would love that salary so I could donate to the rescue I volunteer with.  This org., and in particular the Pres. who I am honored to call friend, does amazing things on... what's thinner than a shoe-string?  A Spider Web thread?  You get the idea.

So I started buying cheap furniture that spoke to me, pretty-ing it up and selling it and donating.  Some items I do and give ALL the profit when I sell, to the Rescue other items that cost a bit to buy and time to do I donate 10%.  Other times items get donated [ie for our garage sale] that if we do not sell I work on to try again later, obviously 100% of the sale of those is the Rescues as well.

Here are a few of the reasons I do this:

This guy was in a pen at a dealers potentially headed to be slaughtered for human consumption.

This sweet pony gently ferrying my son was a rescue situation.

These are the items I presently have for sale and the donation they will generate for this deserving cause:

$125 {100% to the rescue}

$100 {100% to rescue}

Dog bed, $80 {50% to the Rescue}

Dog Bed, $80 {100% to the Rescue}

Armoire, I have 3 of these, $200 each {10% to the Rescue}

Hutch, it has doors that presently have a caned looking metal in them, 
$400 {10% to the Rescue}

China Cabinet, $450 {10% to the Rescue}

Small Table, $75 {10% to the Rescue}

Dresser [in progress], $100 {10% to the Rescue}

All totaled that is nearly $500 to the rescue if everything sold.

I need to get these items sold.  Craigslist has slowed to the pace of frozen molasses in my area, nothing is selling there.  An ideas or advice on how to turn these items into donations is greatly appreciated.


MzMannerz said...

I wish you were closer, because I'd buy that small table. Good luck with your sales!

Jennifer said...

Wow, you are awesome! I love, love that corner hutch. My in-laws have one that I'm dying to get my hands on! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I'll have a full tutorial on the box over the microwave. It was not that difficult and I'm so happy with the results!
Scissors & Spatulas

Shabby Marilyn said...

Very nice, good luck with your sells, times are tough right now for so many! I also linked up with Habitat Hero's, new follower, stop by and hope to have you as a following friend!

Katie said...

Beautiful makeovers! The black hutch is stunning! Thank you for linking to Habitat Heros.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I agree with Katie! Your work is beautiful! Thank you for linking to Habitat Heros. :)